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NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ooVoo, the largest independent social video chat provider with over 85 million registered subscribers worldwide, today announced a new mobile app for the iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones and tablets. The ooVoo mobile app provides leading quality video chat and now enables users to record and share video messages called "ooVies," further intensifying social engagement among friends. The intuitive design streamlines the video calling experience on all devices and is available in twelve languages.
The free ooVoo app can be downloaded today in the App Store or in Google Play.
Additional innovative features include:
Entirely new user experience including "tap-tap-go" group calling interface.
Industry-first video status updates
Video call effects including filters available during video calls
Photo messaging and video messaging (our users' most requested features)
Group video chat, group voice calling, and group text messaging
Speed dialing feature for your "Fab 5" best friends
One-touch screenshot capturing to save and share with friends
Me screen: User created profile with videos, photos, and text status updates
Friends screen: See videos, photos, and text status messages created by your friends
Advanced friend finder: Search ooVoo, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and your personal contact list to add friends
Localized to English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, standard and traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
Primarily used by millennials in the US, ooVoo remains steadfast in its commitment to the mobile platform.
"Since the beginning, our industry has treated mobile video chat the same way as texting or phone calling," said Robert Jackman, CEO of ooVoo, "but we know from watching our users that video is fundamentally different, it's more personal and intimate. It deserves its own design principles and unique features and that is exactly what ooVoo has done for its users."
Since most millennials prefer to have a close-knit network of friends over a large amount of contacts, ooVoo found an innovative way for users to stay close to their favorite friends and family members with "Fab 5," a feature that allows easy access to their closest contacts with one tap from the app's welcome screen.
Powered by cloud-based technology, ooVoo is a social video chat hub that streams HD-quality video and audio with less dropped calls than its competitors. ooVoo supports all platforms including iPhones, iPads, Android mobile phones and tablets, desktop computers, and Facebook. In addition to video chat, users can also exchange text messages, send video messages, and capture screenshots of their video calls.
About ooVoo, LLC
ooVoo provides a high-quality, free, social video chat service and integrated instant messaging for more than 85 million registered users worldwide. Bringing multi-party HD video chat to users around the world, ooVoo enables people to connect with their friends, family and community via 12-way video chat on any Android or iOS-based mobile or tablet device, desktop, over the Web, and Facebook, using cloud-based connectivity. Named one of "The 50 Best Free iPhone Apps" and one of "The 100 Best Android Apps of 2013" by PC Magazine as well as a recent Tabby Award winner, the free, award-winning ooVoo mobile app can be downloaded in the App Store or in Google Play.
Headquartered in New York City, ooVoo is a privately-held company funded by Myrian Capital, a growth capital firm with investments in video communications, social media and advanced advertising, www.myriancapital.com. Follow ooVoo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ooVoo and through Twitter at www.twitter.com/ooVoo.
Tammy Blythe Goodman, ooVoo